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Johnny Cymbal was born in Ochitree, Scotland on 3 February 1945 and named John Hendry Blair.

During a career that spanned four decades, from the time he was 15 until he died in 1993 Johnny Cymbal made a meaningful impact on popular music worldwide; as a songwriter, singer, performer and record producer. During those years, in addition to his 1963 rock and roll anthem, “Mr. Bass Man”, he was responsible for hit records including: “Teenage Heaven”, “Cinnamon”, “Mary In The Morning,” “Rock Me Baby” and “I'm Drinking Canada Dry”.

As a singer, Cymbal had releases on numerous labels, including MGM, Columbia, Musicor, Kapp, Roulette, Bang, Curb and Scepter. His recording pseudonyms included “Brother John,” “Derek,” “The Eye-Full Tower,” “Dallas” and “The Non-Conformists,” among many others.

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